Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess
When I called for the catalog I actually got it just a couple weeks later with my address hand-written on it.
Just about a week or so ago I got a second, different catalog. My name and address were typed on and I had a customer number. I felt so special.
the closest penzey's to me is more than an hour's drive, in richmond. might as well be four hours away, in baltimore, i'll never drive that far for anything again, except maybe to get to the ocean.
when i did live in baltimore for a brief while, we spent a lot of our free time hanging out at the harbor. there was a mccormick's spice plant there, and the air was always filled with the aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg, for many blocks around. lovely. i was well stocked with spices then, and you could get them all for next to nothing by buying the 'irregular' tins.
it will be interesting to see which will arrive first, my penzey's catalog, or cg's mil's recipe for spaghetti sauce, the one that is made with celery seed and salt.
i have much to look forward to. i hope cg feels like typing soon, as i have begun to crave spaghetti of late.
i keep remembering the workmen with their bowls of cg's 'green' sauce and dipping bread. also, i can practically smell the simmering all-day sauce already. i hope to have on hand all of the seasonings needed for this special spaghetti sauce. who knows what other surprise ingredients will be called for?
oh hi, cg. i didn't see you standing there. just thinking out loud... no, no rush on the recipe....which sunday in may is mother's day this year, i wonder, do you know?